Equestrian Centre

The Peterhouse Equestrian Centre (PEC) is an integral part of the school and Horse Riding is a recognised sport at Peterhouse, with trophies to be won and awards to earn throughout the year.

Riding Lessons take place at the Equestrian Centre daily.

The sessions

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. Thursday afternoons are reserved for Springvale House, D- Block Compulsories and Ruzawi. Friday and Saturday morning are for extra lessons, missed session catch up and Pony Club rallies.

The Instructors:
  • Karan Moore – a qualified British Horse Society Riding Instructor. Karan has over 20 years teaching and riding experience gained through working in South Africa and the UK for many years. I have regular Riding Lessons from Celeste and she is looking to complete a higher coaching qualification through the British Horse Society in the near future.
  • Courtney Kelder – Junior Mistress, is an experienced rider and horsewoman who competes locally and has a great passion for horses. Her favourite discipline is Eventing. She is working towards becoming a teacher.
  • Francis Pakati – Groom and keen rider. Francis has worked at the Equestrian Centre since it started and before then, in the Racing Industry. He has completed the Blue Cross Endurance Event (500km on horseback across Zimbabwe) several times. He specialises in Trail Riding, working with young horses and teaching beginner riders.
  • Celeste Wright (+263 774044878) – Celeste represents Zimbabwe and has been at the top of the Show Jumping and Eventing circuit for a good many years. We are extremely fortunate to have her expertise and influence at the Centre. Her lessons are only available once a certain level is obtained i.e. walk, trot and canter, jump a small jump and show control of the horse competently. Celeste conducts lessons twice a week at an additional cost.

Pony Club Membership

Pony Club Membership is $ 20 USD a year and will be charged to your account. This is a compulsory requisition of PEC for Pony Club testing purposes. This goes towards rallies and lectures in preparation for the Pony Club Tests.

Please see attached information explaining Pony Club. It is a British Qualification and highly regarded in the Equine World.

You don't need to own a pony to join The Pony Club ...

We also have the options of

The cost of the horse is shared by the school or another pupil, the child is guaranteed to have half the use of the horse

Full cost of the horse and it’s the same as owning your own horse but the horse is still owned by the school, therefore no purchase cost and the heart ache of selling the horse when the child outgrows it

Bringing your horse to school and stabling it at the PEC

Should this be something your child is interested in & participating, please contact Miss Moore and return an indemnity via e-mail. Feel free to contact Miss Moore with any enquiries and you are most welcome to pop down to the PEC anytime you are passing by.

Please see below a short video showcasing the Peterhouse Equestrian Centre (PEC) and our facilities and to remind you what a unique opportunity we have available for our pupils right at their fingertips as well as the relevant Pony Club. 

Pony Club Membership Form

Pony Club is an international youth organisation devoted to the educating of our youth about horses and riding. Pony clubs exist in over 300 countries worldwide. There is a Pony Club in Harare and Bulawayo.

It is a fun way of learning about horse care and being a proficient equestrian. There are tests that can be taken and certificates awarded. These are recognised all over the world and can help you in obtaining a career in horses.


I realise we are living in a tough economy at the moment and that funds are hard to come by. We have a small annual membership fee and this will also entitle the children to ride at the best event of the year – Pony Show in Harare! (Members only)

The Pony Club has lots of prizes and fun events for the children to take part in and gives the children something to look forward to and work towards.

There are lead rein classes, first ridden, hunter and best turned out pony classes, as well as show jumping and gymkhana. There is also the Pony Club test which will provide them with a well-recognised qualification to take with them through life. The children love this show!


Our yearly membership fee is $20 USD and is a compulsory when you join the Peterhouse Equestrian Centre (PEC).

The objectives of The Pony Club are:

  • to encourage young people to ride and to learn to enjoy all kinds of sport connected with horses and riding
  • to give instruction in riding and horsemastership and to educate Members to look after and to take proper care of their animal
  • to promote the highest ideals of sportsmanship, citizenship and loyalty to create strength of character and self-discipline

The Pony Club promotes the education of young people through the provision of instruction and examination in riding, horse care and animal welfare. At camps and rallies children are taught best practice in a fun and safe environment.

The Pony Club encourages its members to take several Efficiency Tests on Riding and Horsemanship. The Tests range from E Standard all the way through to the prestigious A Standard. The tests must all be completed in progression, starting with E,D,C,B,A. The Riding and Road Safety Test also must be completed which ensures that members have the necessary knowledge to ride a horse or pony on the road. The B Standard Test demonstrates a high level of riding and horse care and the A Test is thought of highly by employers in the horse industry as the holder of an A Test certificate has proven to have an extremely high level of riding and horsemanship.

The Pony Club offers Mini Achievement Badges for younger Members as well as both equine and non-equine Achievement Badges. Both types of achievement badge help Members to learn a wide range of skills like first-aid, farming, map reading, saddlery, road safety and grooming.


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